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several dead and hundreds injured. the vote to thai law, will have to be held within 60 days. >> were the first time in four decades, singapore has been hit with riots. the unrest started after a bus hit and killed a foreign worker in the neighborhood known as little india. over two dozen people have been taken into police custody. >> dozens of people turning over police cars and attacking ambulances in singapore. no one has seen this in more than 40 years. in their homes, singaporeans watched in disbelief. time inis the first my life i have seen this. >> it started when a private bus hit and killed a foreign worker. hundreds of workers rushed to the scene, throwing objects at the bus and rescue workers, setting ablaze ambulances and police cars. authorities are asking singaporeans to share any information they have on incident. >> we take this incident very seriously. effort to resto -- arrest those who were involved. >> singaporeans debated on why the riots started. some called for tough sanctions. singapore has harsh anti-writing -- anti-rioting laws. those arrested could face up t
this year, hardware stores near paris went against the current laws and stayed open as well. they say they have the right to do so. the prime minister firmly disagrees. .> sunday is not just any day we don't want it to become one. the law which makes sunday a day of rest will not be called into question. exemptions exist by necessity, to respond to collective needs. it is not a question of simply opening up the possibilities to work sunday. in certain cases, people can already work sunday, but we need to make the law better, make it clear so that it is understood by everyone. today, i guessed was in the studio with me. he told us more on what is in the sunday work report that has been released. >> the key phrase in the title is safeguarding what is special about sunday. keep sunday pretty special. the recommendations involve increasing the number of trade's that shops can throughout the year, from five currently to a maximum of 12, one per month. it also wants to rethink the zones that are authorized to open. that is aimed at ending the situation we currently have where one side of th
secrecy law abe's liberal democratic party approved last friday. the law gives the government more power to what people can and can't know. 58% of respondents said they disapprove of the law, 32% say they approve of it. 59% say discussion of the bill by diet members wasn't sufficient. 8% said lawmakers had a thorough discussion. 74% of respondents said they are worried the law may infringe on the public's right to know. abe spoke on monday and addressed the criticism over the new law. >> translator: i sincerely recognize the citizens' severe criticism as a reprimand. i should have taken more time to explain the bill, but the problem lies in the fact that we lacked rules to decide what constitutes a secret and how to keep secrets classified. >> the results of our latest poll could give the prime minister something to think about as he plans his next policy moves. nhk world part of our team, why do you think so many people believe prime minister abe rushed this bill through? >> the prime minister saw the bill as inseparable from the national security council. government leaders have argued
, have been a boone for republicans. they now insist it's not the website that's faulty, but the law itself. obama says he will fight for the rest of his mandate, three years if need be, to make the law work. electoral uncertainty in the world's most dangerous country. honduras' top voting body says it will review the results of last month's presidential poll after a defeated candidate castro cried foul, calling protesters into the streets sunday and claiming the vote was rigged. the ruling national party's candidate, juan hernandez, won the november 24 poll by eight percentage points. castro is the wife of a former president whose ousting in 2009 precipitated months of turmoil. protesters in haiti continue to pile pressure on the president. thousands taking to the streets in multiple cities friday, calling for the president to step down, some bearing pictures of the previous president, aristide. they're also demanding an end to a claim there's interference by the must haitian affairs. police and u.n. peacekeepers preventing the crowd from reaching the u.s. embassy. in brazil, the co
their foreign competitors were violating trade laws to make sales in the united states. how did the u.s. government try to make foreign governments and steel companies play fair? american companies manufacturing abroad and the north american free trade agreement. would americans hear a giant sucking sound of millions of jobs going to mexico? "international trade -- for whose benefit." with the help of economic analyst richard gill, we'll find out on this edition of "economics usa." i'm david schoumacher. nobody worried too much about the first japase cars to reach the united states. it w the heyday of the gas guzzler. as the nation's largest consumer of steel, of glass, of rubber, the auto industry drove the economy. and since the days of henry ford, the american auto industry kept its hand on the wheel and its foot on the accelerator. detroisold the big car. and american drivers bought it. high gas mileage didn't mean much to people used to 30 cent gas. 1973 changed that. war in the middle east and an oil embargo were followed by short supplies, gas lines, and skyrocketing prices. hi
years in prison. he worked with then president f.b. daclerc to abolish all apartheid laws. they shared the nobel peace prize in 1983. the next year, mandela became south africa's first black president. >> i cherish the idea of a new south africa, where all south africans are equal. >> reporter: he worked for reconciliation between whites and blacks and oversaw the creation of a constitution that enshrined racial equality. he retired from active pop ticks in 1989 but continues to mediate in conflicts in other countries in africa. news of mandela's death quickly spread around the world. delegates to the u.n. security council adjourned their meeting and observed a moment of silence. >> many around the world were greatly influenced by his selfless struggle for human dignity, equality and freedom. >> reporter: political leaders came, one after another, to speak about what mandela meant to the world. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> translator: he achieved a major success in building t
of a u.n. mission to restore law and order in a country torn apart by interreligious violence. almost half a million people have fled their home in fear. people are finding refuge wherever they can. >> thousands of christians have sought refuge just outside the capital. they say muslim militants attacked their homes. >> we fled our homes in fear of more attacks from muslim militias. they came to our area in search of anti-muslims, and then they started shooting people. >> after months of violence, they voted to send troops to the african republic to restore law and order. the peacekeeping mission has set up headquarters inside the airport. this is france's second peacekeeping mission in africa this year. back in january, the french government sent thousands of soldiers to mali to stamp out a military insurgency there. at an african summit in paris on friday, french president hollywood hollywood hollywood said in the future he wants africa to look after its own ecurity. they will discuss the arrival of interpret troops, which has calmed fighting for the time being. >> the draw has been
to sexual to discrimination in the workplace, they say fueled by the laws in this part to the world. from jordan to mauritania to produce infographics that she law,that under yemeni women are considered to be their husband's or property. egypt's penal code. men -- campaign has been promoted by a social media platform with web users sharing information about places in their country. others are showing support through photos, like the syrian man holding a sign to say that he thinks eating a woman is a sign of weakness -- that beating a woman is a sign of weakness and not of manliness. claiming seven out of 10 women have been subjected to some form of violence. due to forced marriages. madrid barajas airport, tokyo international airport, and london's waterloo station has expanded its navigation service to 60 -- 15 airports and 60 train stations to allow travelers to plan their trips ahead of time. some of these stops are notoriously easy to get lost in. american web user lindsey fisher start the glasses for nowhere facebook page when noah refused to wear his glasses. showing that the 4 --yea
to rally support for his signature health care law after the messy launch of his website. his approval ratings have plummeted since the botched rollout of the affordable care act. the legislation, also known as obamacare, is trying to provide health care for the 15% of the americans without health insurance. claim they have already benefited from obamacare. plaguedwebsite launch by technical problems, on tuesday the american president was at pains to give his affordable care act a clean bill of health. >> noun the website -- now the website is working for the vast majority. we want to ensure folks folks -- folks focus on what is at stake here, which is the capacity for you or your family's to be able to have the security of decent health insurance at a reasonable cost. >> launched on october 1, healthcare.gov was designed to allow people to shop for insurance policies to provide medical coverage for millions of uninsured. problems host of emerge. insurers said many application forms were strewn with evers and others simply disappeared. website users complained of frequent outages. thec
unity law. in 1516, the bearberry and ruler decreed beer could only be made with water, malt, hops, and yeast and nothing else. there was relative calm on the streets of the thai capital after days of angry protests. police itrs and should can says the government took steps to calm a dangerous escalation of violence. police were ordered to stand back as demonstrators calling for the resignation of the to entert were allowed government compounds and tear down barricades outside of the police headquarters. i ask the business community and all people, including the protesters, to unite and reform our country under the king. the protestant leader insists the prime minister must resign at the end of the week. the demonstrators were still on the streets. lower --y's extreme extreme right is facing a ban. interior ministers launched a case the constitutional court to outlaw the party. the petition alleges it is like anti-'s nazi and is democratic. a previous attempt to ban them failed a decade ago. >> african and asian nations agreed on urgent measures to tackle the illegal ivory trade. s
continued to negotiate with president f.w. de klerk to seek an end to the country's racist laws. both men were awarded the nobel peace prize in 1993. >> we can stop the forward movement of these forces in the country. inapartheid came to an end 1994 when black south africans were allowed to vote for the first time in the country's history. the anc won the harlem in three elections and nelson mandela was elected president of south africa. >> i stand before you filled with pride and joy. pride in the people of the country. determination -- enjoy that which you can loudly proclaim from the rooftops -- free at last. >> in june of 1999 after one presidential term, nelson mandela retired from politics but remained committed to promoting peace and justice. he spoke out against the 2003 invasion of iraq and work at -- for aids. on policy he revealed his son had died of the disease. the last three years were marked with hospitalizations as he struggled with respiratory problems. had a lung infection after three months in the hospital. hisied peacefully at johannesburg home thursday. he was 95 year
and in the presence of harry s. truman, signed the bills into law. medicaid covered the health care costs of millions of low-income people. we asked henry aaron if that met our sponsibilities to tse who couldn't afford medicacare. this woun't be a problem if all stes providedenefits as generous ashose in say the upper third or upper half of the distribution. sometates provide meager medicaid benefits-- fewer than 10 days a year ofospitalization, severe limits on the number of doctor's visits one can receive-- so that even moderate illnesses may not be fully protected under the medicaid program. in addition, the population that may be served by the medicaid program in many states is quite narrowly defined. so notwithstandi the fact thamedicaid is the federal health program for the poor, millions of poor americans are not covered by any benefits at all they don't have government protection or private insurance because they're unemployed or because they work in jobs that don't provide suchoverage. about 15% to 20% of the american population at the present time has little or no health insurance protectio
enacted a law to create the body. abe met with four cabinet ministers, taro aso, yoshihide suga, fumio kishida. they discussed a new strategy to be completed by the end of the year and china's new air defense identification zone over the east china sea. >> translator: we, frankly, exchanged views on national security. it was a fruitful meeting. >> earlier, abe said the council will share information with foreign governments. >> translator: the nsc is an organization to protect the people of japan. for that purpose, it is important for the council to exchange intelligence and information with nscs of other countries and properly deal with various issues. >> chief cabinet secretary suga said the core members will meet twice a month. they will take command in the policy making on defense and diplomacy. >>> following the developments, joining us now in the studio. why did prime minister abe push to establish the national security council at this time? >> well, the nsc is supposed to help the government deal quickly with diplomatic and security challenges. for example, if a country were to
to the people in their community and help implement law and order. the idea gives the impression the roma themselves are to blame for the discrimination against them. the patrols have proved useful, though. officers often mediate and help iron out arguments, but they cannot address the core problem. this officer sums it up. we often face racism when we look for work. if you have dark skin, you are rejected, whether you are a good citizen or not. we also face racism and local businesses and in the schools. every sunday, this person plays soccer with his mates. it is an all-roma team, started by a police man. this team captain explains that it should teach the young men social skills and discipline. he says many have problems with unemployment and criminality. we are trying to awaken their sporting ambition. we hope it makes them more reliable. defensive midfielder. he can also play for a regular club, but he fears he would have to deal with discrimination. back in the high-rise apartment block, there is no interest in soccer. his biggest passion is making music with his friends. ♪ he wou
of the military and law enforcement systems. but i think overall, what the vice president is going to do is encourage a lessening of tensions between china and japan and underscore how important the relationship is to both countries and to the preservation of stability, prosperity in northeast asia. >> and that was bonnie glaser, senior adviser for asia at the center for strategic and international studies, a u.s. think tank based in washington. >>> monday marks one week since anti-government protesters in thailand began sit-ins at official buildings in bangkok. the demonstrators are calling for prime minister yingluck shinawatra to step down. tension across the country remains high, and the anti-yingluck groups are escalating their protests. we have the story. >> so far it appears there's no sign that the demonstrators will stop any time soon. instead the scope of the activities appears to be expanding. the protesters are calling on government workers across the country to come out on strike to paralyze the administration. demonstrators are continuing their sit-ins in and around a range
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